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The Future of internet TV

The Future of internet TV | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it

2011 was the birth year of internet television with the likes of Apple and Samsung making the first foray into the market, however 2012 is going to see internet television, or connected TV, make an impact in the consumer space.

 

Large events coming up this summer, for example the London Olympics and the European Championships, are going to fuel sales of connected TVs and with this in mind manufacturers and content producers alike are searching for ways to make internet television as seamless as possible for the consumer.

 

The convergence of television and internet services is redefining how we watch TV, bringing apps, browsers and vast libraries of on-demand content to our living room screens.

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Putting the ‘smart’ into Smart TV | Videonet

Putting the ‘smart’ into Smart TV | Videonet | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it

It is pretty clear where the major Connected TV vendors are heading this year, adding value to their platforms by integrating companion screen experiences (initially focused on tablet/phone remote control and programme guides) and by making multimedia content sharing around the home easier. Both of these will provide a value-add for consumers beyond the provision of on-demand or even increasing volumes of live TV through the apps. The expansion of tablet ranges means there will be more focus on multi-screen delivery of video content as well, with Sony likely to lead the way there thanks to its Video Unlimited content offer.

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Myspace unveils SocTV and second-screen sync | Videonet

Myspace unveils SocTV and second-screen sync | Videonet | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it

Myspace will be one of the first major youth ‘entertainment’ brands to enter the emerging market for social TV apps this year when MySpace TV becomes available on Panasonic VIERA Connect (connected) televisions, planned for Q2 (starting in North America). The company has ambitious plans to establish the service around music television before expanding into other genres including sports. Besides the connected TV app there will be a companion app (for tablets and smartphones), providing instant sync capabilities, though the release date for that has not been announced. The whole service will be advertising supported.

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Social TV Grows Up: Communities and Advertisers Flock

Social TV Grows Up: Communities and Advertisers Flock | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it

Several applications have sprung up that tie real-world actions to online communities, and allow for an experience that goes beyond the TV screen and into the palm of viewers’ hands. Here are a few applications that we see as category leaders...

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TVTechnology: Defining the TV Experience

TVTechnology: Defining the TV Experience | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it
We've come to a crossroads. Up to now, it's been an unexplored spot, an intersection that is attempting to blend the old guard and the new. In one corner, the powerful, long-running powerhouse of broadcasting; and in the other, the impish, unpredictable field of social media.

The combination of the two may offer up an end goal that the professional video industry has long been hoping to reach: to actively connect—and reconnect again and again—with viewers. Whether it's to gather reaction, gauge opinion, develop brand preferences or cement station loyalty, the possibilities inherent in social media are proving to have an irresistible appeal to broadcasting.

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Flingo Simplifies Sharing On Connected TVs - Forbes

Flingo Simplifies Sharing On Connected TVs - Forbes | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it
Startup Flingo has a new service called SyncApps that uses 'automatic content recognition' technology to recognize a live television show within a few seconds.
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